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Simply stunning

What another gem. Beautiful snorkeling area at low tide. Deeper water to snorkel and quite a large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ElaineT007
,
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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Brilliant

These pools can be accessed during low tide. As the tide goes out it leaves large pools behind... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Stamrish1
,
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What another gem. Beautiful snorkeling area at low tide. Deeper water to snorkel and quite a large flat area to wander through the shallows looking at the marine life.

Thank ElaineT007
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

These pools can be accessed during low tide. As the tide goes out it leaves large pools behind. They are set back into the caves and are really good. The fish aren't in abundance but it is pretty good snorkelling there. We went about an...More

Thank Stamrish1
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Watch your step on the way down to this gorgeous swimming hole at low tide. We stayed here until about 2 hours after low tide and it was still pleasant- lots of nooks to explore and enjoy and fish to see

Thank S0phsTravels
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must do. Great place for snorkeling, even for beginners but go at low tide if you’re a beginner. Absolutely stunning place. Definitely need reef shoes to get to it. Kids can snorkel here as well.

1  Thank Tania L
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We stayed right above this pool. The cave pool is fun, but also at this location are two reef pools and others further around the cliffface to the left which is trickier to get to. Must be low tides for accessing the reef pools. The...More

1  Thank aidsnang
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Take your time and make your way down the path which can be tricky at times with rope hand holds, wear good footwear and be sure you are fit enough to get back up! Pass through the caves to the amazing pools, swim gear essential,...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Avaiki Cave has many moods depending on the tide, the sea state and the weather. Avaiki's mood on this particular day was divine ... a perfect fusion. We visit often. Swimming in the crystal clear pool within the cathedral cave is immensely refreshing. Avaiki is...More

Thank suzannegae
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We were luckily enough to be staying right above these caves, with our own back yard swimming pool. The pools are a low tide activity and reef shoes are a must, access via the cave system then around to the right once you get onto...More

1  Thank Found_Lost_Key
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A definite to do. I do warn though as other reviewers have not that it is a bit of a walk in regard to the ropes and stairs. Steep and very slippery underfoot and so fitness and agility needed. To get there and see is...More

Thank Tracy H
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This place was amazing. Felt like a real gift from nature. Crystal clear waters, easy to swim and access. Just beautiful!

1  Thank Ainsley D
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